The University of Prince Edward Island commits to being a leader in providing outstanding programs and experiential learning opportunities that enable our students to develop to their full potential in both the classroom and the community. The following are a series of action items aimed at advancing these objectives.
PEI’s Clean Tech Park, which will include a 44,000 square foot Clean Tech Learning and Innovation Centre in Georgetown, brings together many provincial priorities—education, the economy and the environment—and will help create a new sector for growth on PEI, much like what we saw with the bio science sector.
The Park will also be the home of the Clean Tech Academy and will offer a certificate and a master’s degree in Cleantech Leadership through a joint initiative of Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island. There will be graduate pods and incubation space as well as collaborative areas allowing students to connect and learn from industry.
Experiential education builds bridges between our students' university learning and their communities as part of the career development process. Within the UPEI Experiential Education department, a team of professionals from the Co-operative Education, Career Services, and Work-integrated Learning offices are on hand to provide both support and resources to students, faculty, and community members.
Student enrolment and diversity have grown significantly at UPEI in recent years. A Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) initiative is carefully and methodically planning this future enrolment.
Research is a central mandate of universities and one that the University of Prince Edward Island embraces with vigour. "Research" is an inclusive term embracing the full range of intellectual, scholarly and creative endeavours focused on the discovery, integration, interpretation and application of knowledge.
The UPEI Strategic Plan (2018–2023) is a living document that has been developed through extensive consultation and input. Building on the considerable achievements of our previous plan, UPEI is eager to continue to build momentum with an institutional strategy that is both ambitious and pragmatic.